Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 10, 2013

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Bridges near completion on Hwy 59 near Plummer and Erskine

Lane bypass in Erskine removed today

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists will soon be able to travel along Hwy 59 near Erskine and Plummer as the detours are removed this week. The lane bypass near Erskine will be removed today and the detour near Plummer will be removed, weather permitting.

Motorists may experience brief delays or lane closures as crews wrap up final details.

The detours have been in place since June 17 to allow crews to conduct bridge repairs and culvert replacement. The projects provide a smoother and safer ride for motorists. 

Robert R. Schroeder Construction Inc. was the contractor for the project near Plummer which cost $1.1 million. Industrial Builders, Inc was the contractor for the $818,482 project near Erskine.

For more updates on this, and other projects in the region follow us on Twitter @mndotnorthwest, or log on to www.511mn.org for real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota.

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